Supersonic Classic TV Show
Join Mike Mansfield in the studio control room as he presents Supersonic; the pop music show which parades pop groups and solo singers as they perform their hit music.
Supersonic Fan Tributes36 John Crews from NZ: I worked on Supersonic for the duration of the series. I have many vivid memories of the acts and bands. Girl fans were doing anything they could to break into the studio, if they had n't got tickets. I once found a girl and her friend, one of which had passed out from his terror, but St John were overloaded with work. Etc
35 Dennis pass from stoke on trent: i remember the show as if was yesterday i liked songs iam now 53 years i got some cds of the 70s it was a great year for music my fav groups were mud,t,rex,rubetts and the rest of the glem rock groups bring it back i say
34 Sharon from Rochester: Used to go up to LWT for most of the shows and try to beg a ticket from someone in the queue who had spares. But even if my mate and I didn't get a ticket, we'd have a great time outside with the other fans, and get autographs afterwards when the stars left the studio.
33 Dave Kemp from Huntingdon, Cambs: Loved the show. Watched it every week. Was in the audience for Show 19:- Sailor "Glass Of Champagne" and "Girls, Girls, Girls", R&J Stone "We Do It", Chris Spedding "Jump In My Car", Fancy "Dance To The Music Maker", Roy Wood "Look Through The Eyes Of A Fool", and Slik "Forever and Ever".. great memories.
32 Dennis pass from talke pits sot: I thought that it was a great progamme as i watched it since i was in my teens iam now 53 years i was a glame rock fan the groups i used to like was Mud,glitter band,showaddywaddy i think that they should bring it back zk8547
31 karen cox from Bristol: I loved supersonic!! It was the best music show on tv for me. I never missed it. I wish it could be repeated on tv like top of the pops has been recently. I used to get the magazine too. Brilliant show.
30 Babs Elias from Essex, England: Oh I still miss my trips to the studios. What an amazing show. Mike was clearly ahead of the game cos no other programmes featured so many zany wacky things. I got to go into the control room at the end of the last episode and gave a big card to Mike & the crew to say thanks for a brilliant show. Wish we could do it all again.
29 Graham Rogers from Liverpool: How could they make a Supersonic Album and not include Marc Bolan!! The most amazing performance on the show however was Gloria Jones singing her version of "Go Now" Footage on youtube. Superb.
28 cheryl from kent: loved it went with sharon saw lots of artists paul nicolas, marc bolan, bonnie tyler would love to see old runs or obtain footage. those were the days!
27 Sally from London now Sydney: My dad did the special effects on this show, I have some very special memories of Dry Ice and sitting in the audience, great to see it has been recognised.
26 Debbie Galbraith from London: This was the best show ever! I used to watch it every week with a glass of milk. I really fancied Barry!
25 Ray from Milton Keynes: I appeared on Supersonic with Barry Ryan on keyboards - can't remember the date but Gary Glitter came out of the Dragon and Leo Sayer sang when you need me I think. Would love to have the clip for my grandchildren. Thanks so much
24 Kenny from London: If I remember right, The Damned made their debut TV appearance on Supersonic (the first proper punk band on TV it is said?). After the performance, camera pans back to Mansfield, who is staring opened mouthed in amazement at the antics of The Damned. Neat Neat Neat (or maybe New Rose) was the song? EXCELLENT!
23 mark from bridgwater somerset: the good old days i used to watch it back in 1976 please bring back the show.
22 Jim Davidson from Canada: I live in Wales in the seventies and thought Supersonic was the best shpow of its kind on television then...favorite group on the show...ELO.
Are there any dvds available of the shows?
21 becky wood from retford: lets not forget the wonderful performance DEAF SCHOOL treated us to in 1977! I won't! Still gigging you know!
20 Robbie Gray from Scotland: The show was great ...one of the best of its kind....and I'm not just saying that because I was on it in 1977 with my band 'the Dead End Kids'. That was our first ever TV appearance..... and we played live. We were one hit wonders but Supersonic was a highlight of a 5 year career. Marmalade and Jim Diamond (with his band Bandit) were on the same show...a bit of a Scottish show as it happened
19 James Exell from Denmark: Was with Colin Fairley with String Driven Thing. Great memories of the show. Also would love to hear if there is still footage of our single, 'But I do'.
18 chrissy from kent: Went to the recording of a show with Andy Williams and Marc Bolan in the line up. Have great memories. Love to see some footage of that episode!
17 DARIUS DUCHAMP from LONDON: FAO Ross Stagg from STRAPPS; Eric The Frog is Eric Hall, now ace football agent. Was Head Of Promotion at EMI
16 Tom Noonan from Islington, London: I have many memories from Supersonic. Mike Mansfield is a friend and I went to several recordings of the show. I remember the Bay City Rollers fans nearly breaking in through a window. I also remember seeing The Hollies and Marianne Faithful. There are so many that I can't recall every one, but what a fab show!! Mike is still making TV shows.
15 david wilson from paisley: the supremes performing 'he's my man'
14 David from Sheffield, England: My favourite moment of Supersonic, was when i got the album for my 11th birthday back in 1976.
One of the great performances was when Linda Lewis performed: 'Remember The Day's (Of The Old School Yard.') on show 30!
13 David from Sheffield, England: The 1976 Supersonic album on Stallion Records SSM001
1: ANDY BOWN Supersonic
2: PILOT Magic
3: DRIFTERS Save The Last Dance For Me
4: DEAN FORD Hey My Love
5: GARY GLITTER Oh Yes You're Beautiful
6: SHADOWS Let Me Be The One
7: HOLLIES He Ain't Heavy
8: SHOWADDYWADDY Chain Gang
9: GLITTER BAND Love In The Sun
10: OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN Take Me Home Country Road
1: BAY CITY ROLLERS Keep On Dancing
2: HOLLIES The Air That I Breathe
3: CLIFF RICHARD Take Me High
4: BARRY BLUE Hot Shot
5: MATAYO Brother
6: SWEET Action
7: SON OF A GUN Maison De L'Amour
8: HELLO Games Up
9: LINDA LEWIS Remember The Days (Of The Old School Yard)
10: SHOWADDYWADDY Hey Mister Christmas
12 Paul G Flear from Brinsworth ROTHERHAM: There was an LP released in the 70's called SUPERSONIC had many rare tracks on it The Theme was SUPERSONIC by Andy Bown I think ?
11 vernon allen from eltham: i remember seeing be bop deluxe on the show doing sister seagull it was the first time i had seen or heard them ...i became a fan ever since they played live i was well impressed i also remember seeing 10cc moon and boxer you didn,t see these bands anywhere else i would love to se some of those performances again
10 Smite from Liverpool: Best memory - A brilliant show by Dr Feelgood featuring a stunning performance from Wilko Johnson.
9 Colin Maddison from Devon: ROY WOOD was simply the best I ever saw on Supersonic when he performed Look Thru The Eyes of A Fool with a glove puppet (Anyone know of any footage)? He also appeared with WIZZARD at the end of one progaramme performing This Is The Story Of My Love (Baby)
Wish we could see some re-runs
8 Steve Weaver from Birmingham UK: I'm sure I saw THE SUPREMES on Supersonic in the 70's. They sang "He's My Man" and wore green gowns. Does anyone know if the footage is still out there - or any stills? Thanks in advance!
7 COLIN FAIRLEY from LONDON: Great show we appeared in but I don't know the episode. String Driven Thing doing a tune called BUT I DO! Any footage still alive??
6 Paul Salley from United States: My favorite guitarist is Jimmy McCulloch & I was delighted when I learned that Jimmy & White Line appeared on this show and performed "Call My Name"
5 Paul McCluskey from Norwich, UK: I have memories of this show, as I was just 6, and I remember all the excitement of bubbles, balloons and all the magic that is now considered 'retro-glam' - the theme music was very rocky as well. Is this music available anywhere?
4 Ross stagg from Strapps - episode 44: I loved appearing on Supersonic - Leo Sayer was also on our episode - he now lives Downunder too! Strapps was more of a rock than a pop band however it was great fun doing the show. I remember having lunch with a certain UK household name drag queen at the TV station that day - an employee of EMI known as Eric the Frog insisted that I meet this person ...Danny something...
3 steve cotter from edinburgh: Mike was a master at his job on Supersonic & still is can anyone let me know if I can buy the show on DVD Oh such happy memories of being in the studio and the gallery with some of the gang such good fun at the then London Weekend Television studios now referred to as the London Studios' what a shame I miss LWT
2 steve from edinburgh: Fabulous show all those artists, bubbles, fireworks & fun Oh what happy memories, Can it be bought on dvd or video I'd love to see all those episodes again...oooh I'm getting old!!!!
1 IAIN from DUNDEE: Cheesey opening music was best forgotten ! Gary Glitter once burned his bum on this show when he got too close to a pyrotechnic. An interesting dance resulted !